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Four Ways to Wake Up Like a Warrior

November 18, 2015
Four Ways to Wake Up Like a Warrior

Here are four ways to wake up like a warrior so you can maintain peak performance every day of the year. Eat lighter later.  Many people believe eating a large meal will help them relax and fall asleep—the food coma notion, however this simply is not true.  In fact, some studies have concluded that...
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Let’s Talk Turkey—Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

November 13, 2015
Let’s Talk Turkey—Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

‘Tis the season to save a bundle from a consumer’s perspective, and sell a ton from a retailer’s perspective.  What is often missed—especially when forcing employees to work on Thanksgiving, is the true spirit of the season. There are umpteen ways to show your gratitude to employees and customers, however these three tips are...
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6 Habits of Successful People Worth Adopting

November 5, 2015
6 Habits of Successful People Worth Adopting

A recent Inc. article reveals 17 things successful people never stop doing.  Every single action featured in the article echoed one of Dale Carnegie’s Human Relations principles.  Here are six actions to take immediately to grow your level of success. Listening is necessary to learn, yet many people struggle to master active listening.  The...
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Three Ways to Maximize Your Motivation

October 28, 2015
Three Ways to Maximize Your Motivation

When most people land a new job, they are full of excitement and begin contemplating how they can be successful.  After a while, responsibilities become routine and the balloon of motivation that was once ready to burst is now almost completely deflated.  Before we dive into ways to maximize your motivation, consider the three...
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Nice to Beat You—Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

October 14, 2015
Nice to Beat You—Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

Dale Carnegie once told a story demonstrating how powerful competition in the workplace can be.  To incentivize workers in the Charles M. Schwab steel mill, Schwab wrote the quantity of steel that the day shift had produced on the floor.  The night shift worked extra hard to top the day shift’s number and soon...
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Three Reasons to Welcome Rejection

October 7, 2015
Three Reasons to Welcome Rejection

Everyone fears rejection although it is inevitable.  No employee will procure the funding necessary to commence a huge project every time.  There are no sales representatives with a 100% close rate.  Executive Boards decline requests made by stakeholders every single day. Accepting that rejection, set-backs and losses are inevitable does not mean giving up...
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Four Ways to Pump up Your Productivity

September 30, 2015
Four Ways to Pump up Your Productivity

If one of your goals is to be more productive at work, follow these four simple tips. Get your groove on.  When I returned to the workplace after half of a decade raising small children, I was surprised by the number of millennials with earbuds in their ears.  “How can they possibly get anything...
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The Top Five Reasons Employees Leave Organizations

September 16, 2015
The Top Five Reasons Employees Leave Organizations

The US is the most overworked developed nation in the world given1: In the U.S., 86% of males and two-thirds of females work more than 40 hours per week. 134 countries have laws setting the maximum length of the work week, while the U.S. does not. In every country included except Canada and Japan (and...
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Four Ways to Welcome and WOW New Employees

September 9, 2015
Four Ways to Welcome and WOW New Employees

Just like starting a new school, beginning a new job can be both stressful and exciting.  Many of the principles outlined in Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book, ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People,’ are great tools to help give new-hires a warm welcome and set them up for success in their new workplace.  ...
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Remote Control-Three Ways to Improve Remote Employees’ Productivity

September 2, 2015
Remote Control-Three Ways to Improve Remote Employees’ Productivity

The remote work debate continues despite evidence proving that—when managed correctly, it can increase productivity, worker engagement and morale.  According to Global Workplace Analytics, more than 60% of employers that allow remote work report increases in productivity among telecommuters.  37% of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted1, which is slightly higher than 30% cited for...
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